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Suspense 44-05-18 (092) Donovan's Brain, Part One (HQ)

Suspense. May 18, 1944. CBS net. "Donovan's Brain" Part one. Sponsored by: Roma Wines. A determined scientist plans to keep Mr. Donovan's brain alive in a jar...not such a good idea! The story is concluded the following week. Orson Welles, William Spier (producer, director), Curt Siodmak (author), Hans Conried, Jerry Hausner, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Joseph Kearns.

The story is based on the 1942 science fiction novel by Curt Siodmak about an attempt to keep alive the brain of millionaire megalomaniac W.H. Donovan after an otherwise fatal plane crash. Donovan, who has been pioneering the method of keeping the brain alive in electrically charged saline solution, becomes the first recipient of his treatment. Gradually, the brain develops abilities of an evil nature.

Imitations of the story have included the Star Trek episode "Spock's Brain", as well as many other influences.

Suspense 44-05-18 (092) Donovan's Brain, Part One (HQ)


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